from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The starting point.
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- noun idiomatic the
placewhere one begins; a lack of progress
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the situation in which you begin an endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Alluding to board games with numbered squares in which a penalized player may have to return to the starting point.]
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